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A teenager was killed and a second was arrested on DUI charges in an overnight accident, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Investigators say a BMW being driven by 18-year-old Cameron StringfellowMore >>
A teenager was killed and a second was arrested on DUI charges in an overnight accident, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.More >>
Authorities said a 51-year-old man was taken into custody after assaulting someone and then resisting arrest early Friday morning. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Daniel Bridges of TickfawMore >>
Authorities said a 51-year-old man was taken into custody after assaulting someone and then resisting arrest early Friday morning.More >>
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(WMC-TV) - A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police. An orange circle marks the pointMore >>
A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A handful of health and life insurance companies have requested rate hikes in Arizona, in some cases wanting 18 percent more to cover increasing healthcare costs, they claim.
If approved, the changes would affect small businesses and people who don't have insurance through their employer and would take effect when renewing an insurance policy or applying for the first time.
"I just think it's bad timing with the economy and the way everything's going," Mark Huerta told us.
We're not talking about 10 or 20 people affected; we're talking about tens of thousands of Arizonans paying more to go to the doctor and fill prescriptions.
"A lot of it's corporate profit, I think," another man told us.
But companies like Aetna and Cigna claim they're requesting rate hikes to cover increasing healthcare costs. Aetna, for example wants to raise insurance for small businesses by 16 percent, which would affect more than 45,000 people. They last raised rates last year by 5 percent. Time Insurance wants to raise individual rates by 17 percent, affecting nearly 10,000 people; this, after a 27 percent rate increase in 2011. And Cigna wants to raise individual rates by 15 percent, which would cost more than 1,500 people an average of $76 more. They, too, raised rates in 2011 by 24 percent.
"Now I'm wondering, when can I go to the doctor?" Huerta asked. "How often can I go? So it's really changing everything up."
These companies are justifying the hikes by saying their revenue is no longer covering their administration expenses and healthcare costs. But it seems the average Joe is the one left feeling the pain.
"It's not like it used to be where things used to go generic really fast, they're keeping name brands out longer now," a man told us.